Born on 12th December, 1968 in Supaul, Bihar, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain was elected in October, 1999, at the young age of 31 years, as Member of Parliament from Kishanganj, Bihar. Under the NDA Government headed by Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, Mr. Hussain was sworn in as Union Minister of State (MOS) for Food Processing and Industries in October, 1999. Subsequently, Mr. Hussain also held portfolios of MOS, Youth Affairs and Sports; MOS, Human Resource Development and MOS (Independent Charge) Coal.In September, 2001 Mr. Hussain was elevated to the rank of Cabinet Minister and sworn in as Union Minister, Civil Aviation thus earning the distinction of being the youngest Cabinet Minister in the history of independent India. Also held the portfolio of Union Minister, Textiles for a short period before NDA Government demitted office. Mr. Hussain reflects a distinct political personality characteristic of a new breed of young leaders within the BJP. Being suave, intelligent, liberal and totally committed to the problems of the common man are the hallmark of such young leaders . He is married to a Hindu woman whom he had met during his college days.
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20-Feb-2009
India's federal investigative agency on Wednesday said it would form a multi-disciplinary investigation team to probe into fraud- hit Indian outsourcer Satyam Computer Services. (Source ANI)
20-Feb-2009
The Leader of opposition, L K Advani, on Monday, said that the Congress party has failed in its attempts to support the common man. ( Source ANI)
20-Feb-2009
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is undergoing treatment for a chest infection at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is reported to be on a minimal ventilator support and is breathing on his own (Hindustan Times)
20-Feb-2009
Bangladeshi minister for foreign affairs Hassan Mahmud has hinted that terrorists, who launched the November 26 Mumbai attacks, may have used Bangladeshi soil. (Source Times of India)
 
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